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King Charles I

  • Object:


  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Portrait miniature

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case BECK3, shelf 9

Physical description

Portrait miniature depicting King Charles I, full-length, wearing a broad, lace-edged collar, a buff coat, a blue ribbon and a sword. He left hand rests on his hip and his right on a long cane. Behind him is a page holding a blue mantle and large black hat with a white plume. On the left, at a lower level, is a groom with a horse.


ca. 1830 (made)


Unknown (artist)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Portrait miniature


Height: 5 in, Width: 3.5 in

Object history note

The figure of the King is taken almost exactly from the large painting by Van Dyck in the Louvre, except that he is shown bare-headed. The column and the other stonework have been invented by the miniaturist, who has altered with figure of the page and transported the groom and horse to the foot of the steps instead of leaving them immediately behind the King as in the painting by Van Dyck.

Descriptive line

Anonymous portrait miniature depicting King Charles I, after a painting by Van Dyck in the Louvre. Perhaps English, ca. 1830.






Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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